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Friday, December 24, 2010

Advent chain--Day 24

"Visit the market and have Christmas tea"

We are fortunate to have a market in our city, which is based off of those in Europe.  Like many large U.S. cities, ours grew thanks to immigrants.  It is always a treat to go down to the Market, wander around and pick up goodies.
Later on in the afternoon, before heading to church, we went over to Lollie and Papa's for Christmas tea.  I love this meal--all kinds of sinfully delicious goodies to consume, like trifle, Christmas cookies, finger sandwiches, deviled eggs, fancy cheeses, scones, tea and best of all--champagne!!  My belly is hurting just thinking about it again!
After tea it was time for church.  It is always such a beautiful service.  I love the carols, the candlelight, the decorations and of course, celebrating the birth of our Lord.
We finally rolled home, got jammies on and read the Nativity story from the book of Luke and of course, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.  After setting out the cookies for Santa and the reindeer food we headed up to bed.  It was a perfect Christmas Eve (oh yeah, with the exception of the plugged up, temperamental kitchen sink that J went head-to-head with 2 different times during the day!!).  Sweet dreams!

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